Malèna is an Italian romantic drama film starring Monica Bellucci and Giuseppe Sulfaro. It was directed and written by Giuseppe Tornatore from a story by Luciano Vincenzoni.
Monica Bellucci started her career as a fashion model; here she proves to be a very talented and capable actress. Her character in the film is full of layers, contradictions and complexities.
It was nominated for 2 Academy Awards.
Another film well worth seeing if you have not; and again, an excellent sound track. A beautiful film to watch. Great cinematography.